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Brodie’s Citra, English Best and Olde Ardour

London beer tastings 2011. For more Brodie’s beers and more background to the brewery, see previous post.

ABV: 3.1%, 3.9% and 5.7% Origin: Leyton, London E10, England Website:

Brodie's Citra

Like the brewery’s Amarilla, Citra is a popular, refreshing and approachable beer featuring an especially fragrant new US hop. A cask sample […]

Brodie’s Passion, Red and Superior London Porter (strong version)

London beer tastings 2011. For more Brodie’s beers , see previous post. For background to these tastings see the review of Amarilla. This beer featured in BEER August 2011 as part of a piece on bottle conditioned beers from London. Read about more bottled London beers.

ABV: 3.8%, 4.3% and 10% Origin: Leyton, London […]

Brodie’s Amarilla, Black IPA and Californian


Brodie's Summer Stout

Great British Beer Festival 2010

ABV: 2.8% Origin: London E10, England Website:

Brodie’s, the in house brewery at the William IV pub in east London, continues to impress with an imaginative range of beers including plenty of the dark stff. Served from cask stillage at the British Guild of Beer Writers’ pre-GBBF reception at […]

Brodie's Romanov Empress Stout

London Drinker and Brodie’s Bunny Basher Beer Festivals March 2010

ABV: 12.1% Origin: London E10, England Website:

Catherine II The Great (Екатерина II Великая, 1729-96), Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias, by D G Levitsky c1770

The Brodies only revived brewing at the King William IV in Leyton a year and a […]